Hi, My 2 1/2 year old little boy gets really frustrated at times, we have an 8 month old as well so he regularly has to wait his turn which isn't easy for a toddler! It often ends up with him pushing his baby brother over, simply I think to get his frustration out and to get my attention. I know this is normal, but the other day instead of saying no or shouting his name, I finally did something I've meant to do for months and I knelt down to him and asked him if he felt out of control. He said yes. He then started throwing his fridge magnets on the floor. I asked him if this made him feel better, again he said yes. I said ok throw them all on the floor but you must pick them up before you have your tea - which amazingly he then did.
It made me wonder if anyone has found any good things to give a toddler to help them vent their frustration when they are fed up with everything? I can't seem to stop him getting angry at some points of the day but it would be good if I could give him something that was his that he could then go and throw or bash to really get that anergy and annoyance out. Any ideas?